Transfer certificate technicality scuttles PG chances: Kerala medicos

Even as the admission process for the Medical PG courses in the state came to a close on Wednesday, a section of medicos who studied outside Kerala have come out with complaints  they were denied admi

Published: 01st June 2017 05:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2017 05:42 AM   |  A+A-

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KOTTAYAM: Even as the admission process for the Medical PG courses in the state came to a close on Wednesday, a section of medicos who studied outside Kerala have come out with complaints  they were denied admission citing silly technical reasons.

They said they could not participate in the spot allotment process as the office of the Commissioner of Entrance Examination (CEE) insisted they produce the original Transfer Certificate (TC), which was impossible as per rules prevailing in states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.  With the spot allotment process completed on Wednesday, they missed out on  this year’s admission. For Dr V S Haritha, an MBBS graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka, and hailing from Thiruvananthapuram, the conflict of stipulations has meant she lost the opportunity to join a PG course in both Karnataka and Kerala. She had cancelled her counselling process in Karnataka expecting to join a Government college in Kerala.

Karnataka’s spot admission process was slated for May 28. When she found higher chances in Kerala colleges, she recollected all her certificates from Karnataka and approached CEE, Kerala. “The CEE office insisted on original TC for admitting Haritha’s application,” said Haritha’s mother Dr Sasikala, a professor with the Department of Forensic Medicine, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.  “As per the rules in Karnataka, TC should only be transferred from college to college. Though the college authorities sent an e-mail to the CEE authorities explaining that formality as per our request, the CEE refused to accept it. In effect, we have lost admission in both Kerala and Karnataka.”

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